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Profound things happen when one human being lets another know that their voice matters. For students, the more they feel their voice is heard, the greater their opportunity to learn.

These sentiments were the driving force for the project team that created the prototype for the 5 Practices Pathfinder, a teacher-facing app designed to support the implementation of the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions (Smith & Stein, 2011).

Through a partnership between Amplify and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this project aimed to create a prototype for a digital tool to support teachers in operationalizing the pedagogical model of the 5 Practices.

Researchers and authors
Sean Nank, Ph.D.
Kathleen Sheehy, M.A.T.
Claire Chang, Ph.D.